Actor Brad Pitt is a hero in movies and now he is one in real-life.
While on the set of his upcoming sci-fi thriller “World War Z," Brad Pitt saved a female extra from being trampled to death on Wednesday.
The 700-person zombie invasion scene filmed in Glasgow, Scotland’s George Square became a little chaotic as one extra slipped and was nearly trampled, until Pitt stopped and picked her up, saving her life.
“Lots of people hurt themselves, and Brad came to the rescue of a woman who slipped. I don’t think she could believe it when Brad picked her up,” an insider told a local newspaper.
In the midst of shooting the scene, the actor did not have time to speak with the female. An insider reported that woman is grateful even though she suffered a scraped knee.
Both director Marc Forster and Pitt were “slightly concerned” about the number of injuries that could occur while filming the thriller.
During the Wednesday shooting, other extras experienced "bumps and scrapes,” the source said.
After a series of minor injuries, filming was paused for a brief talk on safety where the director urged everyone to be careful.
The movie is based on World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, a post-apocalyptic novel, written by Max Brooks. The novel is written as a collection of individual accounts, rather than the traditional narrative approach.
Brooks plays the role of a United Nations employee who publishes the report a decade after the Zombie War. The first-person tale describes the changing religious, political and environmental aftermath of the War.
The novel received critical praise for commenting on various social issues, such as government incompetence and American foreign policy.
However, the movie faces criticism from fans that claim the film may differ too much from the novel. Fans fear the movie, like so many adapted films, may become a typical and predictable Hollywood production.
“World War Z” is set to hit theaters in December 2012.